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Annual White Cane Walk in D-F set for Oct. 14

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WHITE CANE WALK — The Dover Low Vision Group invites the public to join in the 2017 White Cane Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Dover-Foxcroft. Participants will meet in The Mill parking lot at 10 a.m., head up East Main Street to Rite Aid and then turn back with a meeting at The Mill after to socialize. The white cane is a mobility tool used by individuals who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely, and those walking during a previous year’s event had the opportunity to learn about independent travel. White Cane Safety Day, also named Blind Americans Equality Day, is a national observance held annually on Oct. 15 since 1964, with the day celebrating the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence — the white cane.

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